Four NMU art and design students are featured in a Marquette Arts and Culture Center exhibit titled "Accompany Persistence: Emerging Artists from NMU." The students who collaborated on the show are: Joe Sobel, photographs and illustrations; Mike McCarthy, functional furniture and sculptural forms; Dylan Evans Weiler, painting; and Renee Kirchenwitz, furniture and lighting. An openiing reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2. The show runs through April 30. The Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library.
NMU students helped to raise more than $27,000 for the American Cancer Society at last weekend's Relay for Life in Vandament Arena. Relay for Life is the cancer society's signature, nationwide fundraising event. Teams of participants camp out for up to 24 hours and take turns walking laps so that at least one team member is moving at all times. There are also opportunities to hear presentations from cancer survivors, socialize and participate in planned activities. This year's theme was "One World, One Cure." Twenty-six teams honored countries and regions of the world.
"This is the second year I have attended and the first year I participated," said Cara Kamps (Center for Student Enrichment). "I am continually impressed with how many NMU students are involved, how well it is organized and how much money is raised. It says a lot about our students and how caring and dedicated they are, as well as their ability to coordinate an event of this magnitude."